Mumbai: Actor-director Satish Kaushik passed away at the age of 66 years on Wednesday. A close friend of Satish, Anupam Kher first shared the news on social media in the early hours of Thursday morning.
Soon after Anupam shared the news, Bollywood celebs started sending their condolence messages over the demise of the veteran actor.
The actor reportedly died due to cardiac arrest.
Director Hansal Mehta wrote, “Satish ji gone too soon. Do not even know how to say that you will be missed dearly. Your hunger for better characters, your passion for stories, and your love for life are irreplaceable. Our film together ‘Ek Director Ki Maut’ now is no longer a film. Om Shanti.” Hansal has recently directed Satish in his much-acclaimed series ‘Scam 1992’ Season one.
Filmmaker Farah Khan wrote, “RIP Satish Kaushik. Too Sudden and too sad… the kindest, happiest man.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also expressed his condolences.
Kangana Ranaut wrote, “Woke up to this horrible news, he was my biggest cheerleader, a very successful actor, and director #SatishKaushikji personally was also a very kind and genuine man, I loved directing him in ‘Emergency’. He will be missed, Om Shanti,” ‘Emergency’ is an ambitious project in which Kangana played the character of the Indian former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Satish Kaushik played the character of politician Jagjivan Ram in the movie.
Sharing happy pictures with Satish, actor Arbaaz Khan wrote, “RIP Satishji. You will be missed. Om Shanti.”
Director Subhash Ghai wrote, “It’s just heart-shattering news for me that we lost our one best friend #DEAR SATISH – a man who always laughed even in worst crisis and stood by anyone in his crisis ” A great artiste. Greater human being the greatest friend I know. He left us so suddenly so soon. I’m sad. Om shanti.”
Satish attended the Holi bash of Shabana Azmi and Javed Akhtar in Mumbai. His photos and videos at the party were doing the rounds on the internet.
He came to Delhi on Wednesday to attend a close friend’s Holi party when he reportedly fell sick.